Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of Benjamin C. Scarpulla, 21, of Maywood on a charge of Assault by Auto.
According to authorities, Jan. 3rd at approximately 2:34 a.m., the Maywood Police Department received multiple reports of a motor vehicle collision on Maywood Avenue, near its intersection with Lenox Avenue in Maywood.
Upon responding to the scene, officers located a 2009 Toyota Yaris with significant front-end damage.
Members of the Maywood Fire Department removed Scarpulla, who was trapped in the driver’s seat and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
A front-seat passenger was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently in critical but stable condition.
As a result of the investigation, authorities arrested and charged Scarpulla with one count of Assault by Auto.
Authorities said Scarpulla is scheduled for a first appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Jan.12th at 8:30 a.m.
Police also issued Scarpulla motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations, and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Maywood Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.